I'm An Ordinary Man

アーティストShelly Manne, Jack Sheldon, Irene Kral
作詞Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
作曲Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
I'm an ordinary man
Who desires nothing more
Than just an ordinary chance
To live exactly how he likes
And do precisely what he wants

An average man am I
Of no eccentric whim
Who wants to live his life, free of strife
Doing whatever he thinks is best for him
Just an ordinary man

But let a woman in your life
And your serenity is through
She'll redecorate your home
From the cellar to the dome
Then get on to the enthralling fun
Of overhauling you

Oh, let a woman in your life
And you're up against the wall
Make a plan and you will find
She has something else in mind
And so rather than do either
You do something else that neither likes at all

You wanna talk of Keats or Milton
She only wants to talk of love
You go to see a play or ballet
Spend it searching for her glove

Oh, let a woman in your life
And you invite eternal strife

Let them buy their wedding bands
For those anxious little hands
I'd be equally as willing
For a dentist to be drilling
Than to ever let a woman in my life

I'm a quiet living man
Who prefers to spend his evenings
In the silence of his room
Who likes an atmosphere as restful
As an undiscovered tomb

A pensive man am I
Of philosophic joys
Who likes to meditate, contemplate
Free from humanity's mad inhuman noise
Just quiet living man

But let a woman in your life
And your sabbatical is through
In a line that never ends
Come an army of her friends
Come to jabber and to chatter
And to tell her what the matter is with you

She'll have a booming, boisterous family
Who will descend on you en masse
She'll have a large Wagnerian mother
With a voice that'll shatters glass

Let a woman in your life
Let a woman in your life
I will never let a woman in my life
They're all the same, they're all bad


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